CfP: Seminar on Environment Protection at ILS Law College, Pune [Feb 27]: Register by Feb 26

ILS Law College, Pune has decided to organize One Day Seminar on Interface of Environment Protection and Development of Transport Infrastructure on 27th February 2020. At this seminar, we wish to discuss all the above mentioned issues by giving adequate representations to all stakeholders. The seminar aims at stimulating discussions so as to balance the conflicting interests of environmentalists and develop mentalists and to evolve healthy practices to achieve sustainable development.

The Seminar will benefit students, academicians, lawyers, sociologists, economists, environmentalists, persons aggrieved by such projects, government personnel and also the persons involved in carrying out these development works.

Date: 27th February 2020

Time: 10am to 6pm

Venue: Conference Hall, ILS Law College, Pune

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Objectives of the Seminar

  • To generate awareness about the environmental impact of transport infrastructure projects.
  • To find out ways, means and methods of mitigating and remedying the environmental damage.
  • To sensitize the students about the environment protection issues and hurdles in it.
  • To stress upon the importance of sustainable development while undertaking transport infrastructure projects.
  • To identify key issues which come up for consideration when environment is ignored in favour of infrastructure.
  •  To understand the governmental approach towards these issues.
  • To discuss the adequacy and efficiency of legal and regulatory framework to deal with these issues.
  • To analyze the judicial opinion about the environmental protection vis a vis infrastructure development.

Themes of the Seminar

Rehashed the themes

  • The current legal framework for environmental impact assessment/clearance (s) at governmental level for undertaking transport infrastructure projects;
  • Role of government, NGT and Courts in integrating sustainable development in infrastructure projects;
  • Overlap of environmental jurisprudence like personhood of rivers and sustainable development with economic goals of infrastructure; and
  • Any other related topic.

Tentative Speakers

  • Advocate Ritwick Dutta
  • Neeraj Vagholikar
  • Shripad Dharmadhikary
  • Milind Pariwakam
  • Jayashree Deshpande


Persons interested can register themselves on or before 26th February 2020. The registration must be done in online mode at

Paper Presentation

Participants are allowed to present their papers at the Seminar.

  • Last Date for Submission of Abstract: 24th February 2020
  • Announcement of Acceptance of Abstract: 25th February 2020
  • Submission of Full Paper: 27th February 2020

Registration Fees

  • ILS Students: Rs. 250 + GST
  • Non-ILS Students: Rs. 500 + GST
  • Professionals/Academicians: Rs. 700 + GST
  • Paper Presenters (Students): Rs. 700 + GST
  • Paper Presenters (Other than Students): Rs. 1500 + GST

Contact Infomation

Faculty Coordinators

Ms. Varsha Khandagale (+919689816875)

Ms Shweta Chandrashekhar (+917030302734)

Student Coordinators

  • Vikrant Raje (+918956079853)
  • Prathamesh Mandlik (+917972943396)
  • Geethika Satti (+918208491122)
  • Prerna Murarka (+919474521629)

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